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Can Magnolias Be Kept In Containers ?


By Jacque

Norfolk UK, United Kingdom Gb

Got A Beautiful Royal Star Magnolia for a Birthday Gift From Phil @ Wked & Wondered if They can be Kept in Containers Like Camellias? Many Thanx Jac x




Happy belated birthday. I had a Magnolia stellata in a large container and it didnt like it one bit. I had no flowers this year at all so it is now in a temporary pot awaiting me to find it a home in the garden

6 Apr, 2009


I think it would be better in the ground, Jac. The ones round here grow to the size of a small tree!!! It may be different in Norfolk, but they can get big if they are happy!

Lovely pressy - Happy Birthday from me as well.

6 Apr, 2009


Belated happy birthday Jacque, i wonder if thats whats wrong with mine, i got it bare rooted through the post and its not showing any sign of life yet, its green underneath the bark though, maybe ought to put mine in the ground.

6 Apr, 2009


Thanx 4 the Comments & Birthday Wishes Every1 il plant it out when its finished Flowering :)

6 Apr, 2009


happy b day.
i have susan in a very large pot and for 8 years she flowered. last 2 she hasnt. must be a sulky sue!

6 Apr, 2009


O SeaBG im sorry shes sulked 4 the last 2yrs :( will u be planting Sue this yr 2?

6 Apr, 2009


not sure as the only place suitable has honey fungus and they dont like it, or more to the point honey fungus likes it.

6 Apr, 2009


Most any shrub will do in a pot with even watering. Remember the plant can't be bigger than the pot (imagine all the plant rolled up in the pot.) Pruning back to keep in shape for the desired pot size will keep it happy, healthy and blooming. Pruning would be best after flowering like a lilac that also blooms at the branch ends so it has time to make new buds through summer for the coming spring. I've been planning an indoor magnolia for years, but getting it :-) Happy belated B-Day!

7 Apr, 2009


Thanx for all the Comments & help every1 :)

7 Apr, 2009

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